COMPLETE: Ivanov by Anton Chekhov - ek

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mb
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Post by mb » August 14th, 2012, 11:17 pm

Ivanov by Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904) . Translated by Marian Fell.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/ivanov-by-anton-chekhov/
Nicolai (anglicised Nicholas in this translation) Ivanov, a middle-aged public servant, is unhappy. His wife Anna, disinherited by her family after converting from Judaism, is dying of tuberculosis. He is deeply in debt. And his best friend’s daughter is infatuated with him. Comedy and tragedy ensue in truly Chekhovian fashion. An example of the young Chekhov’s maturing style, Ivanov is an early harbinger of themes that would recur throughout his work. (Summary by mb)
  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  2. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here

    To find a role to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which role you'd like to read. Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1755
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    play

    Keywords that describe the book/play:
    play; drama
  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per act.
  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:
    At the beginning: Act [#] of Ivanov , by Anton Chekhov . Translated by Unknown This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

    At the end: End of Act [#]. At the end of the play, add End of Ivanov , by Anton Chekhov . Translated by Unknown

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Save files as 128 kbps MP3 ivanov_[role]_[#].mp3 (all lower-case), where # is the act number.
    ID3 V2 tags: Not needed for individual parts.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ek - gloriana
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Last edited by mb on August 15th, 2012, 9:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by mb » August 14th, 2012, 11:20 pm

I think I'd like to be Ivanov, please, if that's okay with everybody. I am very excited about this. I hope at least 18 other people are too!

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Post by J_N » August 15th, 2012, 12:08 am

May I have Martha? (I was eyeing Sasha, but her's is such a long and important role :))
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Post by mb » August 15th, 2012, 12:36 am

Of course, Julia. Thanks so much!

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Post by wildemoose » August 15th, 2012, 4:43 am

Can you choose a role for me, please? :)

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Post by catrose » August 15th, 2012, 4:52 am

Hi mb,
Can I DPL? :D
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Post by Ernst Pattynama » August 15th, 2012, 5:05 am

I'd be happy to do the "Narration.." Could I?
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Post by gloriana » August 15th, 2012, 6:22 am

OK, all set up, mb! Let me know if you need anything else at this stage. I've put catrose in as DPL.

I'd be happy to read a role - and if I'm honest with myself, I am probably more suited to the tubercular Anna than the hot young Sasha, so I'll take the former, please. :)

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Post by wildemoose » August 15th, 2012, 7:04 am

Okay, I wasn't sure who Elizabeth wanted or if you had a prior arrangement--but since hot young Sasha is still available, can I grab her? (My days of being hot and young are rapidly coming to an end.)

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Post by hggarrett » August 15th, 2012, 7:24 am

May I read Anna if she's still available?

Thanks :D
Grace

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Post by beeber » August 15th, 2012, 7:37 am

I'd like to read Borkin, please.

Incidentally, I suppose you've seen this comic?

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Post by mb » August 15th, 2012, 7:55 am

catrose wrote:Hi mb,
Can I DPL? :D
Yes, please! Thank you!
Ernst Pattynama wrote:I'd be happy to do the "Narration.." Could I?
Yes, of course! Thanks!
gloriana wrote: I'd be happy to read a role
Thank you thank you!
wildemoose wrote:since hot young Sasha is still available, can I grab her?
Sure! That'd be awesome!
wildemoose wrote: I am probably more suited to the tubercular Anna than the hot young Sasha...
wildemoose wrote:(My days of being hot and young are rapidly coming to an end.)
Listen, we're all crazy hot and young here, okay? Especially me. I'm probably way too young and hot for the part I'm reading, but my hot young Uncle Vanya still hasn't got me beat up, so I'm going out on a limb again.

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Post by mb » August 15th, 2012, 8:02 am

hggarrett wrote:May I read Anna if she's still available?

Thanks :D
Grace
Hi Grace,

Sorry, someone got to Anna before you! Could I interest you in another part?
beeber wrote:I'd like to read Borkin, please.

Incidentally, I suppose you've seen this comic?

Bruce
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1. Has it been at least three years since you last BCed a project?
2. Do you shoot yourself at the end?

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Post by gloriana » August 15th, 2012, 8:10 am

Sorry to be unclear in my self-deprecation - I was saying that since I'm rapidly approaching 40, maybe I'd better read Anna instead of 20-year-old Sasha. It would be truly sad if I became the resident LibriVox Margo Channing.

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Post by wildemoose » August 15th, 2012, 8:14 am

"Bill's thirty-two. He looks thirty-two. He looked it five years ago, he'll look it twenty years from now. I hate men."

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